Research Laboratory Supervisor, Human Neuron Differentation Service
Supervises and oversees daily operations of the Stem Cell Core. Creates and maintains human stem cell lines. Oversees supplies and maintenance of equipment and ensures Core’s compliance with hospital and governmental regulations. Trains and assists users in the use of specialized Core equipment, and performs analysis of the data generated to recommend new techniques.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
(The statements below are intended to describe the essential duties of the person or persons assigned to this job. They are not intended as an exhaustive list of all job duties and responsibilities.)
- Supervises day-to-day operations of a multi-user stem cell core.
- Supervises and monitors work of Research Technicians and works with them to ensure proper preparation and storage of all laboratory materials.
- Responsible for the creation and maintenance of human pluripotent stem cell lines. Collaborates with local stem cell cores to develop differentiation protocols for various neuronal types.
- Coordinates the scheduling of equipment and cell line use. Oversees maintenance of laboratory equipment according to established protocols. Ensures equipment repair occurs, as necessary. Generates supply and equipment orders and monitors and records receipt. Responsible for generating user invoices on a monthly basis.
- Monitors and ensures compliance with hospital and governmental regulations regarding safety.
- Provides input to the overall research design, to suggest techniques, maximize samples or refine data by the use of specialized techniques.
- Trains and provides guidance to technicians, residents and researchers in specialized procedures, use of equipment and theoretical bases of unique tests.
- Prepares articles and papers on specialized techniques. Attends conferences and courses, consults with other researchers, and participates in professional activities to keep abreast of the latest technological developments. Ensures continuing education in the field.
- Responsible for experiments as determined by the Core Director.
Minimum Knowledge and Skills required by the Job
- Work requires the knowledge of theories, principles, and concepts typically acquired through completion of a Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Chemistry or a closely related field and two to three years experience. Master’s or PhD degree preferred.
- Previous work experience with pluripotent stem cell lines, especially knowledge of stem cell differentiation methods, is preferred.
- Work requires the analytical skills to resolve complex problems requiring the use of scientific, mathematical, or technical principles and in-depth, experienced-based knowledge.
- Work requires the ability to exchange information on factual matters, schedule appointments, greet visitors, explain hospital policies, and/or relay messages to appropriate personnel. This type of interaction requires courtesy and tact when dealing with patients, visitors and/or hospital employees. More sensitive situations may be referred to others as appropriate.
Certification, Registration, or Licensure required by the Job
No certification, registration or licensure required.
Physical Requirements of the Job
- Work requires the ability to see color, and minimum visual acuity of 20/20 with or without contact lenses or eyeglasses.
- Work requires frequently lifting and carrying objects weighing up to 10 pounds, regularly lifting and carrying objects weighing 11 to 20 pounds and occasionally lifting and carrying objects weighing 21 to 50 pounds.
- Work requires regularly stooping and bending.
- Work requires frequently reaching and grasping objects below and at shoulder level and regularly reaching and grasping objects above shoulder level.
- Work requires regularly pushing and/or pulling non-motorized equipment weighing 11 to 20 pounds and occasionally pushing and/or pulling non-motorized equipment weighing 21 to 50 pounds.
- Work requires occasionally manipulating and using power equipment.
- Work requires regular grasping and fine manipulation with hands.
- Work requires occasionally proofreading and checking documents for accuracy.
- Work requires regularly inputting/retrieving words or data from computer systems.
Blood Borne Pathogen Category
No Potential Exposure. Job requires performance of duties that involve no potential for exposure to blood, body fluids, or tissues. Tasks that do involve exposure are not an expectation of employment.
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